In early 2015, a photograph alleged to be that of a cute, odd-looking monkey from Madagascar began circulating via social media. The image was frequently shared with the claim that the pictured creature was a “Madagascar Southeast African monkey:”
Madagascar, Southeast Africa Monkey
This photograph, however, does not capture an unusual primate from Madagascar. Instead, it depicts a doll from the “Inari Foxes” collection produced by the Santani Workshop in Russia. The group’s
This isn’t the first time that a doll has fooled the internet. In December 2014, a photograph of a pair of cute (but fake) owlets also went viral on social media.